Posts Tagged: snow peas

Fire Ants, Aphids, other Problems, and more Direct Seeding

Fire Ants, Aphids, other Problems, and more Direct Seeding

Today’s theme it seems is problem solving. As I walk around my plot to do my field observation ritual, I noticed the ants crawling on my beans and around the Chinese cabbage. Ants pose a big problem to crops because they bring aphids, which feed on the plants. We found the ant mound and used… Read more

Field Inspection, Snow Peas and Beans Update, and More Nutsedge

Field Inspection, Snow Peas and Beans Update, and More Nutsedge

I came back to my plot see how the my crops are doing only to find out that the beans have not yet sprouted and the snow peas are yellow with reddish spots on their leaves. The rest of the feild had weeds for me to pull and the pesky nutsedge were back in the… Read more

Direct Seeded Beans and Transplanted Snow Peas

Direct Seeded Beans and Transplanted Snow Peas

 We picked the Gita and Red Noodle beans to grow in out plot. They are both long beans and require trellis to grow. But before planting the seed, our farm coach advised to inoculate the seeds first. I placed the seeds on separate bowls and added water just enough to cover the seeds. I put… Read more